I'm surprised, given the recent news and controversy, that we don't have a topic on this. What do you guys think? My personal answer: have absolutely no problem with the history of the confederacy being taught in educational contexts like a history class -- in fact, I would strongly oppose any attempt to remove descriptions of the confederacy or of slavery in general from classrooms. History class is there to impartially teach us about what has happened in human history, and those things are important part of that. Can't be ignored. But statues aren't history classes: unlike a class, statues exalt and venerate the things they represent. There aren't statues to Hitler in Germany, but they do teach about the Third Reich in German history class. The great evils of history need to be understood, but they should not be admired, and statues sort of do that, to me. Anyone else disagree or have an opinion?